Volume 11 Number 9 Published monthly except June, July, December April 01, 2002
Corys to Speak at April Meeting Membership Renewals Due May 1
As SANP members from Chattanooga, Tom and Pat Cory, are SANP membership fees for the 2002–2003 Membership Year
looking forward to their presentation this month because it has are due by May 1. The renewal form is included with this
been some time since they have been able to make it to one of newsletter. The newsletter survey has also been included on
our meetings. The title of their presentation is “Visions of Color the back of the renewal form for your convenience. Please
and Light.” The Corys will share thoughts about combining submit the completed form along with a check payable to SANP
elements of composition, light, texture, form and color to create either through the mail or at the April meeting.
images with emotional impact. The images presented will be a
combination of styles from documentary to abstract, many of Dues have not increased this year. There has never been an
which will be nature related. Their presentation will also include increase in the dues for the various categories during the 11
a short program with images from abroad illustrating how to years that the SANP has existed. The Board is pleased to be
apply these concepts to travel photography. able to keep the dues at the same prices once again. If you have
any questions concerning membership or the renewal, contact
Tom Cory has been interested in photography since his teenage Chris Windham at (865) 588-3011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
years. About 20 years ago, he began attending a number of
workshops and then began his career as professional
photographer about 15 years ago. After marrying Tom, Pat Cory Spring Field Trip May 17-19
also took up photography and became a professional
The field trip committee has arranged a weekend shoot in the
photographer. Over the years, Pat has also expanded her
Asheville area on May 17-19. A list of potential points of interest
photographic interests into video, specializing in nature and
on this trip is included on page 5. Members may arrive Friday
evening to get an early Saturday morning start. After Saturday’s
The Corys have published two books – Notes from the Field, an shoot, we will gather at the Holiday Inn for dinner and a slide
instructional photography book in it’s 5th printing and Scenic & picture viewing/critique. Please bring some of your shots to
Chattanooga and Beyond, a reference book covering natural the dinner for the viewing.
and scenic locations around Chattanooga. Their video, The Story
of a Dream, is a documentary of the building of the Coolidge Lodging is in Asheville at the Holiday Inn, Blue Ridge Parkway
Park Carousel in Chattanooga. They have also had a number where 15 rooms (7 smoking and 8 non smoking) with double
of their articles and images published in a variety of magazines, beds have been reserved for the club. The hotel is located on
including Outdoor Photographer, Nature Photographer, and Hwy 70 East at I-40 Exit 55. You must make reservations with
others. In addition, the Corys write a monthly column for the a credit card by April 22 to get the SANP rate of $69.62 (includes
Signal Mountain Mirror, one of their local newspapers. tax) by calling (888) 298-5611 weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. After
this date, availability and rates are not guaranteed.
Tom and Pat began leading photography workshops about 15
years ago. Each year, they conduct approximately 25 that include The dinner will be held on Saturday at 7:30 PM in the hotel’s
evening seminars and two-week international workshops. In Parkway room and will be a buffet with salad, roast turkey,
addition to a number of local workshops, their 2002 schedule vegetables, bread, dessert, and coffee or tea. To attend, please
includes workshops in the Smokies, the Eastern Sierra, Olympic make out a check to SANP for $19 to Joyce Wilson, Treasurer
National Park, and Acadia National Park. Their international at the club meetings or mail to Joyce at: 112 Hillcrest St, Clinton
workshop locations include Tuscany this year and Ireland and TN 37716. (Note on the check that it is for the weekend dinner.)
New Zealand in early 2003. If you want to know more, check For any questions concerning this event, suggestions, or if you
out their homepage at http://hometown.aol.com/tompatcory or are willing to lead a group on this trip, contact Mark Frankel at
contact them at (423) 886-1004 or email@example.com. 865-673-3140 or Wilkesboro@usexpress.net.
Photo Resources on the Internet In The News
U.S. National Park Service Final Printed Newsletter? Maybe, Unless...
Plan a future photo outing, check for any news from specific This is the last printed newsletter unless an SANP member(s)
parks, read about park histories, find maps, and more. steps forward to help with printing & assembly tasks and mailing
at the Weisgarber Post Office. The editor will no longer be able
Featured Member Site to handle these tasks solo due to some schedule conflicts, but
will continue writing and editing for this newsletter. In the past,
Cory Nature Photography a team of up to five or six members has worked on the newsletter.
http://www.hometown.aol.com/tompatcory However, during the past year, no one has stepped forward as
This is website of this month’s featured speakers, which includes those volunteers have moved on to other tasks.
not only galleries of their photography, but also information Now is the moment of truth. If you enjoy reading this
about their upcoming workshops, books & tapes, tips, and links. newsletter and wish to continue to receive a printed copy through
the mail, you need to step forward. These tasks will involve
Contact the Editor only a small amount of your time. Also, the SANP has an account
with the post office and any printing costs incurred are fully
If you are an SANP member and have a story or an article that reimbursed by the club. Persons willing to assist should contact
you would like to submit for publishing in a future edition, feel
Ron McConathy and Tobin Shepardson for details.
free to send it to me. Also, send me any suggestions for
improvement or articles, weblinks, swap shop notices, trip
SANP Newsletter Survey Continues
reports, upcoming event and activity announcements, or other
relevant items that may interest other members. Please send If you haven’t completed a survey already, it is on the back of
any items you wish to submit within the body of your e-mail the membership renewal form included in this newsletter. Any
message, instead of as an attached document file. Any items changes made to the newsletter relating to the method of
must be received before the end of each month to be considered distribution will be based on input received and will be
for inclusion in the following month’s edition. Besides catching implemented after August of the next membership year. We’ve
me at monthly meetings, you can contact me via either of the already received a solid response, so don’t miss the chance to
following methods: make your voice heard in this organization.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org The newsletter survey concludes after the April 30, 2002
SANP Monthly Meeting. Turn over your completed surveys on
Postal Mail: Tobin Shepardson
the membership renewal form to Chris Windham. All other
P.O. Box 22462 Knoxville, TN 37933
completed surveys can be given to either Chris or Tobin.
SANP Contact List More SANP News Items
President Ron McConathy (865) 376-3976 • A photograph by Kendall Chiles is on the cover photo of
Treasurer Joyce Wilson (865) 457-3191 the April/May Country Magazine. Congratulations Kendall!
Secretary Lucy Scanlon (865) 494-7654 • A new address has been established for the Southern
Membership Chris Windham (865) 588-3011
Appalachian Nature Photographers. Our new address is:
Programs Lee Ownby (865) 690-8460
PO Box 32324 Knoxville, TN 37930-2324.
Newsletters Tobin Shepardson email@example.com
Workshops/Trips Kendall Chiles (865) 693-2448 • The form is still available on the SANP website for members
Salon 2002 Brad Cottrell (865) 691-3986 to update address, telephone, and e-mail information.
Publicity Joe Harper Other News Briefs
Website Thom Ashton (865) 397-0465
• A measure called Pennies for Parks, which would
Elected Board Members: temporarily open 14 state parks closed last year because of
Ron McConathy (865) 376-3976 budget battles, is being discussed by some members of the
Margarete Ohnesorge (865) 483-6473 Tennessee Legislature. Keep your fingers crossed.
Gloria Epperson (865) 577-7474 • The National Parks Conservation Association has published
Chris Windham (865) 588-3011 its annual listing of the “Ten Most Endangered National
Michael Whitaker (865) 691-1724 Parks.” The Great Smoky Mountains National Park in our
Lucy Scanlon (865) 494-7654 backyard made this list. Threats to the park listed include
Joyce Wilson (865) 457-3191 urban encroachment, air pollution, and insufficient funding.
Kevin Crow (865) 531-2114 • Some construction due to tunnel repairs continues on
Lutie Culver (865) 690-4948
Newfound Gap Road (US 441) in the Great Smoky
Mountains Natl. Park. For more information, check out
SANP Website: http://www.sanp.net www.nps.gov/grsm/tunneltable.htm or call (888)355–1849.
SANP 2002 – 2003 Membership Renewal Form
Due May 1, 2002
The SANP fiscal year ends on April 30 of each year, and all membership renewal fees for the period May 1, 2002
to April 30, 2003 are now due. Please complete this form with your name(s), mailing address, phone number(s),
and e-mail address, and select your category of membership. For your convenience, the newsletter survey is
included on the back of this form for those who have not already completed one. Make your check payable to
SANP, and send the check along with this completed form and the survey on the back to:
Southern Appalachian Nature Photographers
Attention: Chris Windham
2731 Sood Drive
Knoxville, TN 37921
If you have any questions concerning membership renewal, please call Chris Windham at (865) 588-3011 or send
her an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Home Phone: _________________________ Work Phone: __________________________
E-Mail Address: ___________________________________________________________________
__________ Full Membership $25.00 Annual
For one person having full privileges of the club and one vote.
__________ Family Membership $35.00 Annual
For all members of a family residing together (or away at school). All
family members having full privileges of the club and two votes.
__________ Student Membership $12.50 Annual
For individuals attending any accredited school. Full privileges of the club
and one vote.
__________ Associate Membership $20.00 Annual
For businesses wishing to support the club. Privileges limited to monthly
meetings. No vote.
__________ Non-Resident Membership $12.50 Annual
For individuals living over 100 miles from Knoxville. Full privileges of
the club and one vote.
__________ Family Non-Resident Membership $17.50 Annual
For families residing together over 100 miles from Knoxville. Full
privileges of the club and two votes.
2002 SANP NEWSLETTER SURVEY
Please read each question carefully and circle the appropriate response(s) while following any special instructions for each.
1. What is your current status with the SANP?
a.) Lifetime Member b.) Member c.) NOT a member (Skip to Question 3.)
2. Please fill in your first and last name in the space provided below. This needed to verify membership status from Question 1 above.
3. Do you have any access to the Internet? a.) Yes b.) No (Skip to Question 6.)
4. How do you feel about going to the SANP website to view the newsletter?
a.) I would prefer getting newsletters this way. (Skip to Question 6.)
b.) I’m okay with it. (Skip to Question 6.)
c.) I am totally against receiving the newsletter via the Internet.
5. (Answer this question only if you selected answer “C” to the question above.) Why don’t you want to view the newsletters on the
SANP website? Select all answers that apply to you.
a.) My Internet access is at work and rules prohibit non-work related surfing.
b.) I am concerned about receiving viruses from the newsletter files.
c.) I want to be able to view the newsletter when I am offline.
d.) I don’t have the Acrobat Reader software to view the newsletter.
e.) Installing the Reader is too technical for me and/or causes me virus concerns
f.) Other (Please explain.) _______________________________________________
6. Do you have an e-mail address? a.) Yes b.) No (Skip to Question 9.)
7. Would you like to be notified each month by e-mail when a new newsletter is available on the SANP website? (You would not be
e-mailed the actual newsletter file, but you could go to SANP.net and download or print it.)
a.) Yes (Skip to Question 9.) b.) No
8. (Answer this question only if you answered “No” to Question 7 above.) Why don’t you want to receive e-mail notification? Select
all answers that apply.
a.) My e-mail is at work and rules prohibit non-work related messages.
b.) I am concerned about receiving viruses via e-mail.
c.) I think that using my e-mail for this purpose will cause me to get more spam mail.
d.) Other (Please explain.) _______________________________________________
9. If you were able to choose only one method to receive the standard 9 newsletters from this time forward, which would you choose?
a.) Via the SANP website on the Internet b.) Via the U.S. Postal Service
10. In December, the first online ‘bonus’ newsletter was published on our website. Would you like us offer more online only newsletters
when printed editions are normally not published - June, July, and December? (Circle only one answer that best applies to you.)
a.) YES, I would like these to continue. (Skip to 12.)
b.) I don’t have Internet access to view the bonus online editions. (Skip to 12.)
c.) No, I do NOT want any more ‘bonus’ editions. (Go to 11.)
11. Please explain why you selected “C” in Question 10 above:
12. If we were to reduce printing and mailing the 9 standard newsletters each year, how would you like any savings to be used by the
SANP? Select only one answer you feel is best.
a.) Use the money towards the annual photo competition costs (catering, facilities, etc.)
b.) Provide monetary prizes for annual competition winners
c.) Provide door prizes at each meeting
d.) Reduce annual membership fees
e.) Pay for some miscellaneous costs at SANP Field Trips
f.) Other (Please explain.) _______________________________________________
Thank you for your participation. Survey results will be published and announced after this survey concludes on April 30, 2002.
Arches Vandal Gets Off Easy Upcoming Events & Activities
Southwestern photographer Michael Fatali was sentenced SANP member Dick Penner was chosen by the Arts and Culture
in February for damage he had done to the Delicate Arch in Alliance of Greater Knoxville as April’s Artist of the Month.
Arches National Park during a photography workshop he led Dick’s exhibit, “Black and White Alternatives: Printing the Light
during September of 2001. Fatali lit four artificial logs around Fantastic,” will be on display from April 3-29. SANP members
the arch and left one burning after leaving the area. In December, are invited to the opening reception on April 5 at 5:30 p.m. in
Fatali pled guilty to the charges and also admitted to starting the downtown Knoxville Candy Factory. For more information
fires in Canyonlands National Park in 1997. contact the Arts and Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543 or via
The Delicate Arch (pictured below) is a four-story high e-mail at email@example.com.
natural sandstone arch that is also one of the most recognizable
national park landmarks. Despite restoration attempts, a burn SANP members Tom & Pat Cory are holding a number of
scar remains visible on the slickrock directly under the arch. Workshops this spring. Area workshops include Smoky
Even though Fatali could have received a six month prison Mountains, April 17-21; General Photography, Chattanooga,
sentence along with $5,000 fines for each of the seven counts April 27 ($75); and Picture the Aquarium, Chattanooga, June
against him, the judge sentenced Fatali to only two years 18 ($20). Workshops they are holding further afield include
probation and 150 hours of community service. Fatali also one in Tuscany, May 3-15. For more information, check out the
agreed to make restitution for damages and paid the park just Corys’ website or contact them via e-mail or at (423) 886-1004.
under $10,993. Fatali will not be allowed to enter Arches or Bill Fortney will be conducting the annual Nature Photography
Canyonlands during his probation, but he is not restricted from Weekend workshop at Cumberland Falls State Park in
entering other parks or public lands. Corbin, Kentucky on April 26-28. The fee is $30. This state
You can still easily find examples of Fatali’s work and his park is located south of Corbin and not far from I-75 off Exit
workshops promoted on the Internet. If you happen to come 15. For more information, contact Cumberland Falls State Park
across something by Fatali, do the smart thing and just say no. at (606) 528-4121.
Wildflower Walks are scheduled at two locations in the Smoky
Mountains in late April and early May. On April 28 and May 3,
park rangers will conduct free wildflower walks on the Chestnut
Top Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Call
the main park info line at (865) 436-1200 to find out more.
Also, Hedgewood Gardens in Townsend will be conducting
tours of the private 5.5 acre reserve on April 28 – May 2. Call
Hedgewood at (865) 984-2052 to get their tour schedule.
SANP Swap Shop
The Swap Shop is open to any member who wants to buy, sell
or trade some photographic equipment. Here is a recent notice:
Balazs Ujfalussy has a mint set of Hoya Close Up Lenses with
Field Trip Itinerary Proposals 55mm filter threads. If you are interested and want more
information, contact Balazs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some of the proposed locations for SANP’s spring trip:
North Carolina Arboretum – It has miles of nature trails, Low Tech Tip
cultivated gardens, and a state of the art greenhouse. Tired of fighting crowds at your favorite parks or dealing with
Nature Center – Wolves, cougars, bobcats, black bears, deer, the Cades Cove traffic jams? The best way to beat the teeming
eagles, and other animals in captivity are on its 42 acres. masses is by going out to shoot early in the morning or in the
Biltmore Estate – The 8,000 acre estate is home to the Biltmore evening after dinner time. Unfortunately, it isn’t always possible
House along with acres of cultivated gardens and woodland. to find places devoid of other humans. Consider using them for
scale or as a photojournalism subjects. As for gawkers, set up
Lane Pinnacle Sunrise Shoot – This is a suggested site for a
your shot, and then, while acting like you aren’t shooting, snap
sunrise shoot of Mt. Mitchell.
the picture with your cable release as soon as they lose interest.
Mt. Pisgah Inn – Scenic views are present from the inn’s Another alternative is photography in the off season. Winter
parking lot, and the 1.1 mile Buck Spring Trail starts here. often provides a great opportunity to avoid crowds. Things to
Green Knob Overlook – The Lost Cove Trail begins here. see include ice around waterfalls and creeks, coatings of ice
Folk Art Center – This is home of the Allanstand Craft Shop. created by early morning fog, and snow covered mountain peaks
and valleys. Winter and early spring can also provide you with
Mt. Mitchell – Several trails of various length begin here. excellent opportunities to photograph birds and other wildlife
Craggy Gardens – Nature trails and gardens are at Craggy. that are often hidden by foliage.
Southern Appalachian Nature Photographers
P.O. Box 32324 NONPROFIT ORG.
Knoxville, TN 37930-2324 U.S. POSTAGE
PERMIT NO. 2
In This Issue
About the Upcoming Meeting Speakers 1
Time to Renew Your SANP Membership 1 UPCOMING EVENTS
May 2002 SANP Spring Field Trip Info 1
Photo Resources on the Internet 2
Apr. 30 SANP Monthly Meeting: Tom & Pat Cory
In the News 2
First United Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m.
Membership Renewal Form 3
Social Hour – 6:45-7:30 p.m.
Newsletter Survey 4
SW Photographer Gets Slap on Wrist 5
May 01 SANP Membership Renewals Due
SANP Spring Field Trip Itinerary Proposals 5
Upcoming Events & Workshops 5
May 17 SANP Spring Field Trip
Swap Shop 5
Asheville, NC Area, May 17–19
Low Tech Tip of the Month 5
May 28 SANP Monthly Meeting: Alan Heilman
In Upcoming Issues
June/July No Regular Monthly Meetings or Newsletters
• Last Word on the Spring Field Trip
• Now, to Where Did that Mouse Walk
Aug 27 SANP Monthly Meeting: Speaker TBD
• Lions, Elk, and Bears; Oh My!
• Revealing Look at the SANP Website
• Future Guest Speakers
• Low Tech Tips, Swap Shop, & More